Bumrah bagged a classy four-for on day one of the first Test.
India was up against England on the first day of the first Test match of the series that got underway at Trent Bridge. The home side won the toss first and decided to take the field with willows first but their show ended on ordinary 183 runs. The English conditions are known to push seamers on the pitch and Indian pacers just did right by playing on it.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur came all firing with their pace attacks and got crucial breakthroughs for India. One of the most relieving aspects that came in for India was the form of their ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah that seemed dismal in the finale of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.
He kicked off India’s wicket-taking streak by sending back opener Rory Burns and then followed it with Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad, and finally James Anderson. He was all up with three wickets under his belt before he trapped ace pacer, Anderson, on his lethal delivery. Anderson stood on the crease to tackle fearsome Bumrah and he placed a delivery that clearly targeted his stumps. As Anderson left the field, the Indian pacer ended England’s show on 183 runs.
Here is how Jasprit Bumrah trapped James Anderson to wrap up England
ENGLAND HAS BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 183!! ☝🏽
This time there is no leg in between 😉
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 4, 2021
However, since conditions are favouring seamers, it would be even difficult for Indian pacers to deal with the likes of Anderson and Broad on their home soil. Talking about other wickets, Siraj had one under his belt while Shami got three to his credit. However, when English skipper Joe Root looked adamant, it was Shardul Thakur who gathered the courage to send him back. Thakur even went to wave goodbye to Ollie Robinson in the very same over.
As England’s show ended on 183 runs, India have been called up to take the field with the bat, and Rohit Sharma and new opener KL Rahul have taken up the pads. It will be a thing to see if Indian batters will be able to tackle English seamers, a point where they had been struggling lately.